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Speed differences between disk/ HDD?
#1
If I use my hard drive as opposed to the actual DVD drive will I notice any speed differences? Or bugs?

I have a 5400RPM HDD and no idea what my DVD drive is since I never use it.

Sony Vaio VPCEC if that helps.
i5 520m :: ATI 5650 (700, 900) :: Samsun 830 128GB SSD:: 8GB (2x4GB) RAM
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#2
If your HDD is sowmething like 15 years old, it may be slower than your DVD drive.
else, your HDD will be at least 10 times faster for data transfer
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#3
That's what I figured. So I could actually see a significant increase in speed running from my HDD?

And just so I don't make another topic for a silly question:

Do you think my computer can run Onimusha 4?

i5 520m
ATI 5650 (overclocked to 700 and 900)
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#4
With Speedhacks, I'm sure it will be playable. Don't be too surprised if you get some slow downs when there's a lot happening on-screen. Also, I think Onimusha 4 became "broken" in more recent versions of PCSX2. I played it on beta-1888 I believe.
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#5
Ah, good to know. Thanks.

Will hyperthreading affect gameplay?
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#6
Not directly. When HT is "disabled" in favor of a higher clock rate with just 2 threads, for the first stage of Turbo Boost, you could kinda think of it helping.
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#7
Well with hyperthreading on I still achieve 2.66ghz on each core, I didn't think it went any higher than that for multiple threaded applications.
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(10-28-2010, 09:55 PM)Hungry Man Wrote: Do you think my computer can run Onimusha 4?

i5 520m
ATI 5650 (overclocked to 700 and 900)

At the moment, no. Onimusha 4 is broken. typically, most likely, I play it but it's not great for me. I know that i5 is over 2.2ghz but how much I'm unsure.

at 2.2 it's bearable, but my tollerance is very different from most peoples'
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#9
The 520m is actually a base of 2.4Ghz, and it's 2 core boost is 2.66Ghz. Considering the improved architecture, I wouldn't expect any less from an i5 at 2.66Ghz than my Core2Duo at 2.8Ghz.

Needless to say, the game ran good for me on r1888. Not always at full 60fps, but I guarantee anyone would've considered it tolerable at the very least.
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(10-28-2010, 11:48 PM)Rezard Wrote: The 520m is actually a base of 2.4Ghz, and it's 2 core boost is 2.66Ghz. Considering the improved architecture, I wouldn't expect any less from an i5 at 2.66Ghz than my Core2Duo at 2.8Ghz.

Needless to say, the game ran good for me on r1888. Not always at full 60fps, but I guarantee anyone would've considered it tolerable at the very least.

Good to know. How exactly is it broken? Garbled graphics or jsut won't play?

It's such a nice looking game.
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